Date: September 2008
Venue: 7,000 square foot repurposed marine supply warehouse
Barrio Logan // San Diego, California
Under the Sanctuary143 project, we spent over a month transforming a 7,000 square foot rough warehouse for Reinventing the Wheel. The exhibition showcased the work of 20 artists and bikesmiths, with the purpose of evaluating the role of the wheel in modern society.
The show merged art+video installations, photography, paintings, and hand built and restored vintage bicycles (staged atop cast off museum shipping crates) for a one-night event that attracted 600+ guests. Bike parking was staged to accommodate over a hundred cyclists who arrived to the event en masse on a group ride arranged by local bike shop Velo Cult. The exhibition also served as a backdrop for the October launch party of adjoining graphic design/branding studio and event sponsor Miriello Grafico. Donations generously made by the community – including Fat Tire, Subtext, Neyenesch Printers, Five & Dime, and UNIV – supported the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
Sounds by Will Redd, Mr. Biggs, and Gabe Vega.
Art and bikes by Acamonchi, Jorge Tellaeche, Josh Higgins, Sandee Manuel, Keikichi Honna, Tocayo, Gabriel Salcedo, Richie Ditta, Sean Kelley, Jeff Faeth, Amy Burkhart, Stacy Kelley, Thatcher, Anthony Bareno, Sean Ward, Eneri Abillar, Mark Klammer, Ron Miriello, Aki Kaneko, and Tony Greene.